Halflequin

Finally finished the Halflequin paint job, huzzah!  This model took a fair bit of effort to get it to this level of finish but I think you may agree that the concept is worth the effort.  I think that I have managed to incorporate the Foundry colours nicely on the model which was the only colour constraint I set myself on this project.

This is a cool little sculpt that was a pleasure to hack up and remodel into this fun little guy.

Thanks for sculpting him Kev Adams!

The Halflequin

A Halflequin

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Halflequin_03

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Halflequin_05

And how small is this small person you may ask? Well he is this small.

And how small is this small person you may ask? This small.

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22 Responses to “Halflequin”

  1. He is a gem Sir. Very well done. The soft tones and the effect on the glasses in particular is superb. You should be very proud of yourself.

  2. Great work Sean. The start of an army perhaps?

    I didn’t think so 🙂

    • Heh heh, yeeeaah that would be silly…maybe…but no…silly…

      • I forgot to mention that working the integrated base into the rest of the detritus is nicely done.

        I hope that we get a scenario in around this guy at the end of the month. “An Officer and a Halflequin” perhaps? “The Halflequin Connection”? “Kramer versus Halflequin”?

        Im sure that you come up with better than those…

      • Integrating the base was an interesting constraint to have to work with and I am very happy with how it came out.

        Damn, not so easy coming up with amusing scenario titles! Will have to think on it. We should get a game in with him come the October bank holiday weekend, finally we have someone small enough so that Alf can beat him up. 😉

  3. I second the great effect you achieved with his glasses. Really looks like reflections! The colours work well together and, even though he is a harlequin, the colour scheme is really visually pleasing.

    • Thanks very much 😀 happy you like him. They are an appealing set of colours, I think I may have to use them again on another model. And all done using authentic 80’s citadel paints. 😉

  4. Captain Crooks Says:

    Is that a piece of LEGO on the base?? You monster! 😉

    This model looks incredible, and was easily worth the effort times 1 million. Great stuff!

    • lol I can see how you might think that is Lego. I admit that I haven’t quite had the balls yet to incorporate Lego in there…yet.

      It is actually quite close to Lego as it is a piece of the original Ork Battlewagon kit. It is a piece that covers the wheels and was fairly Lego like to begin with. The collapsed spiked rail he is standing on is from the same sprue.

      Happy to hear that you are enjoying this fellow as much as I enjoyed your awesome Killdozer ;)!

  5. I can only say this is a piece of pure genius! The conversion is so original! But the brushwork is simply great. Really lovely work, seriously 🙂

  6. He looks fantastic ! Seriously he really looks like one of those vignettes of old in the ‘eavy metal pages! Incredible.

    The smooth colours (god that yellow…) and the details like the sky-earth on the glasses or how you managed to incorporate the solid base is stunning. Now matter how much time you spent, it’s worth every penny in my book, this is one true unique model.

    • Very kind of you to say he reminds you of the ‘eavy metal vignette stuff, I certainly had that kind of thing in mind when I was working on him. 🙂

      Looking forward to having him take part in some skirmish action at the end of the month!

  7. mrsaturdays Says:

    Tremendous sir! A glorious conversion and a wonderful paint job. The base is great too, I do like the way you kept the tab. +1 for the hex base.

  8. loved it since you shared the pic of it converted! it’s ace to see it painted now too! (those glasses are ridiculously awesome!)

  9. I love that paint job. The colours are so smooth, even the yellow and white which are notoriously hard to get looking right. Keeping the tab was inspired too.

  10. Wow… can`t add anything else on the positive side as others already did for me. It really looks like it came from the 80s.

    The mini itself, the wig flippin’ utterly awesomee conversion and the paintjob, everything is top notch.

    Your work here made me remind why I loved miniatures back when it caught my interest.

    On the negative side, that thing on its chin, being so dark looks weird on picture and it’s hard to read, volumetrically speaking but I’m sure is its ambiguous nature combined with the bidimensional perspective of a picture. In real life it might make sense, I assume.

    I’m also not kind on overdoing bases, specially for small miniatures as IMHO it detracts attention from the model, wich is already fantastic. It’s personal taste I know, but it happened to me before overdoing a base for a small and “simple” (that was the charm of the mini) and ended up hating it on the long run.

    I’m really glad to see that still there are pleople in the hobby that manags to do stuff right.

    Toast!

    • Thanks for the +ve feedback Javi.

      The thing on the chin is the tube which connects the rebreather on the backpack to the mask, it is necessary to have it here to define the face as a mask rather than it looking like a face of a goblin. The harlequin models for me are a mix of smooth outfits, like a trapeze artist might wear mixed in with some fairly chunky bits of technology, such as the backpacks, weapons and the tubing that connects them. I wanted to get this feeling into the Oldhammer goblin. The tube thing looks better in the flesh naturally.

      The extreme basing comes about as I needed a way to incorporate the base tab into the model subtly, normally I don’t much go in for much extra work on the bases.

      🙂

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